GUN OT WMD Educate me on Dog training collars

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  1. twofourtysx

    twofourtysx New Member

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    I have a 1yr chocolate lab. She likes to not listen when there are distractions and at times doesnt like to bring back the toy after a few retrieves. I dont want to spend $300 as I'm a broke ass college student. The guy I bought her from is going to take me out in Sept or Oct for duck season and she needs to be ready.

    Hows this look?
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...&parentType=index&indexId=cat20879&hasJS=true
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    cannt give you much help, I had a shock one, it didnt phase my dog.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    If you find any good info post it up. I've been starting to look at them for mine.
     
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    I saw ol' Cesar use that one on the Dog Whisperer show, and it seemed to work great on the Australian Cattle Dog in the feature.

    I can tell you that Labs think with their stomachs, so positive reinforcement with treats will give you all kinds of attention. Pupcorn is much cheaper than a training collar. :) And once trained, labs are pretty much automatic...meaning that they can seem distracted, but the commands still register almost against their will (at least with my chocolate).
     
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    I always just used a leash and choke chain.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    The problem with shock collars and labs is that they are smart enough to know when they are and aren't wearing it. So he'll start listening really well with the collar on, but will probably ignore some commands with it off. Mine finally got old enough that he isn't so hyper, and the only reward he needs is for you to throw something else:bigthumb:

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    that wont work hunting birds
     
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    Mine is trained pretty well. She will heel, sit, lay, stay, come and shake. It's just when distractions are around and I need something for the field
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    My dog's not a lab, but he's the same way. When in a controller environment he's great and listens. But outside or where there are distractions he goes scatter brained.
     
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    I dont really want to spend that much. How much difference is there between that and the one I posted in regards to fuctionality?
     

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